An afternoon of talks and discussion to explore how debt is configuring international citizenship within and on behalf of the current economic order and how this impacts refugee arrivals and attempts at settlement.
12.00 – 12.25pm Registration and working lunch
12.25 – 12.30pm Acknowledgement of Country & Welcome
Professor Eileen Baldry, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Inclusion & Diversity
12.30 - 1.40pm Keynote address
Professor Jeremy Gilbert, University of East London
Chair: Professor Stephi Hemelryk Donald, Lead of the Grand Challenge on Refugee & Migrants
Respondent, Tina Dixson, PhD Candidate, Stories about hope
This lecture will engage with the contemporary structures of debt and their impact disadvantaged populations. Professor Gilbert is an expert in cultural research at the Universty of East London.
2.00 - 3.30pm Panel discussion
Debt: what is it and are there solutions?
Chair and facilitator: Associate Professor kylie valentine, Deputy Director, Social Policy Research Centre
Anna Robson, Co-Founder & CEO, Refugee Talent, Migrant Talent
John Cameron, Director, The Cameron Foundation
Rahim Savari, Research Associate, UNSW Forced Migration Network
Om Dhungel, Consultant, Trainer & Mentor
Discussing the practical responses available to counteract structural impasse. The panel comprises of those who work in the sector to develop opportunity, including those who have a refugee background and are now seeking to build new lives and careers beyond debt.
3.30pm – 4.30pm Networking